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The Burlington Slam Project Needs Your Help!

Click here to find out how you can help Burlington’s only monthly spoken word event

HYWIRE MONTHLY WRITING WORKSHOP

Did you know that we hold a monthly Writing Workshop? Well we do!

When? 4th Thursday of every month, from September to June. 7PM Start time

Where? Burlington Public Library: Alton Branch

What? We like to get some writing prompts and exercises going, but if you would like some opportunities to workshop your own writing as a group, please, bring some in!

UPCOMING SLAMS

Where:
The Black Bull: Banquet Hall Located at 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington

– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.

– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

When:
3rd Thursday of every month.  Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow

Why:
For smoking hot poetry!

Cost:
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.

As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there!  Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.

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Thursday, September 15th – Burlington Slam Project Season Opener Feat. Bassam!

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 Summer Vacation is long gone kids! It’s time to get back to the game! We’re kicking off competitive season #8 this month, so now’s the time to start accruing points towards earning a spot on the team, OR heading to IWPS or WOWPS! So bring those poems and be ready to rock! And we’ve brought in an old friend to feature – former IWPS rep and 2015 Grand Slam Champion – Bassam!

Within the space of a few years, Toronto-based poet, writer and performer Bassam has grown into one of the most interesting and respected artists within the Canadian spoken word landscape.
Bassam is a queer, Jewish-Arab spoken word poet from Toronto, Canada. He is the grand champion of the Guelph Poetry Slam (2016) and the Burlington Slam Project (2015), and has participated at national and international poetry slam competitions across Turtle Island (“North America”).
Bassam’s love of social justice is reflected beyond the bounds of poetry: he is a vocal advocate for the rights of Palestinians and an active member of Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) Canada. Bassam also advocates for eating disorder awareness and recovery as a regular showcase performer for the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED).
Bassam’s latest poetry chapbook and full-length spoken word recording, ‘mouth:/poem.smile’, was released in the spring of 2016. His upcoming book is slated to be released by GenZ Publishing at the end of this year, following his Turtle Island (“North American”) tour, entitled ‘heart:/smiles.away’, currently in progress.

Bring a fiver, bring a friend! Volunteer if you want to get in free! (We need timekeepers, scorekeepers, white board operators, get at it!)

Hope to see y’all out!

  1. Freddie Krueger

    thank you SO much for useing that picture for your wedsite🙂 it means alot to me and i will be sure to atend the next slam🙂

  2. I’m excited to see David Perez on July 21st!

  3. where is the October slam and who is featuring?

  4. KATALOG Issue 4: DIALOG
    Submission Deadline: November 11, 2011

    Language consists heavily of body, sound and text. We are looking for performance which uses the spoken voice and which pushes our understanding of language and communication. KATALOG is a performance based online publication that has the ability to include both video and sound. We are looking for submissions for an upcoming issue called DIALOG. In this issue of KATALOG we are seeking both traditional and loose ideas of the performance of spoken word.

    You can send your documentation / creations / writings / questions to submission@cccponline.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    To view past issues of KATALOG please visit http://katalog.cccponline.net

  5. Great Article. You do a good job. I appreciate it.

  6. I would strenuously urge people to catch Christian Drake. He is truly remarkable.

  7. If someone could shoot me an email, I would greatly appreciate it because I have a few questions about The Burlington Slam Project
    Thanks so much!🙂

  8. Had an amazing time last night… was my and my friend’s first time out and we really enjoyed ourselves! So much talent in southwest Ontario!

    I especially enjoyed P.O.E. (winner) and Bawsome (not sure if I got his name right – 3rd place). In his 1st performance, a couple lines of Bawsome’s slam LITERALLY gave me chills and made the hair on my arms stand up!!! Visceral!

    • thanks for coming out Esther – glad to hear that you had a good time!
      please help us spread the word – we’ll do it again on the 3rd Thursday of November with a different feature artist and a new line-up of slammers vying for that top spot and $100 cash prize.

  9. Hi there,
    I was wondering.. Are your poetry slams available to audiences of all-ages?

    • Dan(AKA Dan Murray(AKA Dan))

      Yes, Katie, they are! We like to advice a bit of discretion – as there is no censorship on our stage, so poets can be found discussing topics of a sensitive or more mature nature, as well as using foul language, but we put no restrictions on age at our shows, or on our stage.

  10. If you want to perform a poem can you just show up and sign up the night of the event? Are there any requirements to be met?

    • Yup, just show up the night of the slam and when the host calls for sign up go put your name (or an alias) down on the list.

      There are no requirements. But if you want to compete in the slam there are some rules. If you find a little daunting then you might want to consider the open mic

  11. Hey! Around what time will Slam go until on Thursday evening (Aug 21)?

  12. I have a couple questions about the poetry slam, if someone can email me that’d be great!

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